I once was in a gardenYou shoulda seen the treesI once was in a gardenOne-hundred-twenty-foot leaves
I once was in a gardenThen I had to goI once was in a gardenThere’s so much I need to know
I stood at the base of a rose’s face‘Cause I didn’t know what to doShe said, “Love, by grace, the human race Has rose seed in it, too!"
I got down on my kneesTo thank the treesFor providing me the shade
I ran down to the riverThe source, the life-giverThe water in which I wade
I uncovered my eyesTo the bluest of skiesThen I opened my heart and prayed
That after the liesI’d find myself wiseI’d know that I’d been betrayed
I once was in a gardenHeard the stones singI once was in a gardenWe are one with everything
I once was in a gardenThere I met a snakeI once was in a gardenWhat he said was no mistake
I once was in a gardenThere were leaves and trees and dreamsI once was in a gardenParadise ain’t what it seems
This song was a gift. We did it in one magical take late at night.
Heather Wise, lead vocal and pianoMichael Wilhoite, backing vocalSteve Lewis, MellotronJordan Scannella, electric bassJay Frederick, drums
Recorded/Mixed at Dreamland Studios, West Hurley, NY by Matthew CullenMastered at Avatar Studios, NYC by Fred Kevorkian